SAC members attend opening ceremony of Inter-Region/State traditional martial arts or Myanma Thaing competition 2022 in Nay Pyi Taw

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Dignitaries attend the opening ceremony of the Inter-Region/State traditional martial arts (Myanma Thaing) contest 2022 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

The opening ceremony of Inter-Region/State traditional martial arts or Myanma Thaing contest 2022 was organized at Wunna Theikdi Gymnasium (B) in Nay Pyi Taw following the COVID-19 health rules yesterday.
The event was attended by State Administration Council members Mahn Nyein Maung, U Khin Maung Swe, Daw Aye Nu Sein, Jeng Phang Naw Taung, U Sai Lone Hsaing, U Saw Daniel, Union Ministers Dr Myo Thein Kyaw, U Min Thein Zan, Dr Thet Thet Khine and Dr Htay Aung and the deputy ministers, departmental officials and staff.
First, Union Minister U Min Thein Zan highlighted the intentions of holding the martial arts competition such as the emergence of young, strong and fit athletes to lift the dignity of the country, sharing of martial arts in the international countries and a supportive measure to participate in South East Asia and World competitions.
He also added that it should conserve Myanmar’s Thaing as it is a valuable cultural heritage and consider it as a national duty of the individual to spread and develop it in line with the trend. Martial arts are important for the defence of the nation and need to be seriously preserved as a traditional heritage.
The youths also take it in mind not to disappear these arts. Moreover, the judges should fairly decide the competition cases and Thaing contestants should communicate with other participants friendly and compete with their best skills and perseverance.
The martial arts competition will be conducted from 10 to 14 February and a total of 145 Thaing contestants of 12 teams from regions and states will participate in the contest. Anyone interested in sports can visit and enjoy it for free. — MNA

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